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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Tree Woman

Weathered tree
Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona

Tree Woman groaning,
how long since the last rainbow
spanned your desert home?


Text and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher


Welcome, Shadow Chasers!

Your hosts are:
Magical Mystical Teacher
Rose (chubskulit)
Gemma Wiseman


Though thou hast sore broken us in the place of dragons, and covered us with the shadow of death.
- Psalm 44:19, King James Version



May the sunlight and shadows always be with you!

29 comments:

Gemma Wiseman said...

Such lovely lighting over this quiet desert scene! And your haiku breathes so much life into the lifeless tree!

NatureFootstep said...

I love that tree woman. And your words to her. :)

Patti said...

Your haiku is amazing, MMT. I agree with Gemma that you have breathed life into the dead tree woman.

Beautiful post.

Ralph said...

The tree is dramatic in her interpretation of the script - an actor of the first order!

colleen said...

Like a long legged model in a dance pose.

robin. said...

...the branch, outstretched for water...that has come to late. or not at all. GREAT shot and words mmt!!!!

BLOGitse said...

wau, this is a post!

Sylvia K said...

I, too, love your tree woman and your haiku is perfect! Hope you have a great weekend!!

Paula Scott said...

Tree woman is striking a dance pose much like the iconic pose of Martha Graham!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Totally agree with Paula...she's dancing...a rain dance perhaps? Love it!!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

O I LOVE this...the companion haiku AND the photo. Super. I think this is one of the best you've ever shared.

Gaelyn said...

Love those twisted old snags. Or is it nag in this case. Great shot.

Sara Chapman in Seattle USA said...

An unusually beautiful photo. The soft light, the landscape in the distance, all come together so well.

Any chance this photo meme could switch to a THUMBNAIL linky? I think people would visit each other much more if we did. Just wondering if it was possible. Thanks so much for hosting!

TexWisGirl said...

that is so beautiful.

Molly said...

Your tree shadows are beautiful. I've been away for a while so I hope I'm doing this right.

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Absolutely and starkly beautiful .. the desert, this amazing tree ... the blue of the sky and the mountain horizon are a blend of such wonder .. the words are perfect for it as well!
Joy

Chubskulit Rose said...

Hi Sara, thumbnail linky will require the hosts to pay for a fee that's why we chose to use the free one. Sorry!

LV said...

That tree looks ready to reach out an grab you if you got too close. Great shot.

Judy SheldonWalker said...

Intriguing shot. It would be outstanding in a western.

Jeanne said...

I love the gnarled branch, it's got a story to tell!

MyMaracas said...

How wonderful. The image and poem fit together so well; the branches suggest the withered arms of a supplicant, praying for rain.

Lighthousegal said...

Great photo. Reminds me of a scene from the movie Nell where "Nell" says "Tay in the wind" as she sways back and forth like a tree moving with the wind.

Scrappy Grams said...

Your viewpoint amazes me; I love how you see the world!

Kathe W. said...

lovely striking photo- this tree has strength and character- like a lot of older women that I know.

Jazzbumpa said...

Tree woman reaches
For that elusive rainbow
Ever beyond grasp.

Cheers!
JzB

Leah said...

Great lonely picture.
And good choice of Scripture to accompany it.
Cheers,
Leah

Gillena Cox said...

your use of personification her is enhancing; have a good Sunday

much love...

jewaicious said...

What a beautiful and graceful nature capture. The branches and leaning of the tree trunk make for a lovely visual.

Rita said...

Fabulous. I adore old dead trees silhouetted on the landscape.